Social activist Anna Hazare ended his fast after six days of hunger strike, which he staged to press the government to agree to his demands. On Thursday, at Ramleela ground, in front of Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister of state for Agriculture Gajendrasinh Shekhawat, and Maharashtra minister for Water Resources and Girish Mahajan, Hazare called off his hunger strike. The activist ended the strike after a brief meeting with chief minister Fadnavis.

Volunteers who supported Anna Hazare called upon Prime Minister Modi to treat people fairly.

“BJP has promised to empower farmers. Hazare also wants the same. His path is no different from the government’s agenda of helping and empowering the downtrodden,” said an activist, who has been supporting Hazare.

He said that the government must take steps to eradicate corruption across the country.

Anna Hazare had earlier appealed to the government to address farmer woes by implementing MS Swaminathan Committee report. He also demanded that the government set up Lokayukta across the states to investigate corruption cases. Hazare had also urged the government to bring in electoral reforms. Minister Mahajan said that out of the 11 demands put forth by Hazare, nearly 7-8 have been agreed upon.

He added that a written proposal will be given to Hazare soon.

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